Abandoned bicycles (1)

MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What actions does TfL take to remove abandoned bicycles or other items locked to street furniture, including Sheffield stands, along the Transport for London road network?


Answer for Abandoned bicycles (1)
Abandoned bicycles (1)

Abandoned bicycles (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) will attach a notice to any suspected abandoned item notifying of its intention to remove it. If the item remains in place for more than seven days, it will then be removed and stored at TfL’s depots. If it is not claimed within 28 days it will then be disposed of.

TfL is currently prioritising the 10 central London boroughs where abandoned bicycles and other items can be more of a problem. This is part of its overall commitment to improving customer experience on its network by removing clutter from the streets.